ElectionGudie

Nov. 6, 2016 Held

Bulgaria

Republic of Bulgaria

Election for President

Results

Cast Votes:3,824,647
Valid Votes:3,824,647
Invalid Votes:None

Candidates:

Roumen RADEV973,408

25.45

Tsetska TSACHEVA840,396

21.97

Krasimir KARAKACHANOV572,673

14.97

Veselin Naydenov MARESHKI427,685

11.18

Plamen Vasilev ORESHARSKI253,722

6.63

Traicho TRAYKOV224,639

5.87

I do not support any candidate 210,980

5.52

Ivaylo Georgiev KALFIN125,489

3.28

Tatyana DONCHEVA69,545

1.82

George GANCHEV27,935

0

Velizar Enchev PENKOV18,220

0

Dimitar RADOSLAV14,964

0

Rumen GALABINOV10,644

0

Plamen PASKOV10,096

0

Alexander Trifonov TOMOV9,511

0

Tonchev TONEV7,047

0

Kemi Ahmed RAMADAN6,152

0

Kamen SLAVYANOVO5,371

0

Diana Dimitrova GERVASOVA4,536

0

Nikolay BANEV4,195

0

Radium Yordanka KOLEVA4,194

0

Bisser Georgiev MILANOV3,245

0

More Info:

Republic of Bulgaria: Presidential Election, 6 November 2016

At stake in this election:

  • The office of the President of the Bulgaria

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Rosen PLEVNELIEV (since 22 January 2012)
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Boyko BORISOV (since 7 November 2014)
  • Assembly: Bulgaria has a unicameral Narodno Sabranie (National Assembly) composed of 240 seats.

Description of electoral system:

  • The president of Bulgaria is elected by absolute majority popular vote in 2 rounds if needed for a 5-year term.

Last Election:

  • Voting for the last presidential election was held in two rounds on 23 October 2011 and 30 October 2011. In the first round, Rosen PLEVNELIEV and Ivaylo Georgiev KALFIN were the two leading candidates, receiving 40.11% and 28.96% of the vote, respectively. In the second round, PLEVNELIEV defeated KALFIN with 52.58% of the vote.

Main candidates in the election:[1]

  • Tsetska TSACHEVA
    • Party: Citizens for the European Development of Bulgaria (GERB)/Graždani za Evropejsko Razvitie na Bǎlgarija
  • Roumen RADEV
    • Party: Bulgarian Socialist Party (BSP)/Bulgarska Sotsialisticheska Partiya[2]
  • Krasimir KARAKACHANOV
    • Party: Patriotic Front Coalition/Патриотичен фронт
  • Tatyana DONCHEVA
    • Party: Movement 21/National Movement for Stability and Progress of Movement 21
  • Traicho TRAIKOV
    • Party: Reformist Bloc/Реформаторски блок
  • Ivailo KALFIN
    • Party: Alternative for Bulgarian Revival (ABV)/Alternativa za Balgarsko Vazrazhdane
  • Vesselin MARESHKI
    • Party: Independent
  • Plamen ORESHARSKI
    • Party: Independent
  • George GANCHEV
    • Party: Independent
  • Velizar ENCHEV
    • Party: Independent

Population and number of registered voters:

·         Population: 7,186,893 (July 2015 est.)

·         Registered Voters: 6,858,304 (2014)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 3,677,429 (July 2015 est.)

·         Is Bulgaria a signatory to CEDAW: Yes (17 July 1980)

·         Has Bulgaria ratified CEDAW: Yes (8 February 1982)

·         Gender Quota: No

·         Female candidates in this election: Yes

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 48 (20%)

·         Human Development Index Position: 59

·         Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: Low (2014)

Disability Data:

·         Is Bulgaria a signatory to CRPD: Yes (27 September 2007)

·         Has Bulgaria ratified CRPD: Yes (22 March 2012)

·         Population with a disability: 1,078,034 (est.)

 

[1] There are a total of 21 candidates standing in the presidential election.

[2] RADEV technically was nominated by an “Initiative Committee,” but this was largely supported and organized by the BSP.